Short films narrating fictional biographies into complex backgrounds of anecdotal science, ecological neuroses, and contemporary mythology with an eye for wit and the absurd. Referencing Computer Generated Imagery, the liquid visuals are entirely analogue, shot in real-time. They emerge through alchemic processes that bring ideas into matter.
- 1996-97 MA in combined media, St. Martins School of Art
- 1990-94 BA Fine art - The Rietveld Academie Amsterdam
- 1989-1990 Foundation course Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Saskia Olde Wolbers is represented by Maureen Paley, London and Stigter van Doesburg Amsterdam.
Saskia has lectured at the Slade School of Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art & Design, Royal College of Art & Design and Westminster University, and internationally at Michigan University in the U.S. and De Ateliers postgraduate programme in Amsterdam. She has taught in programmes from Fashion Design and Enterprise to Moving Image and Fine Art.
Saskia has been awarded an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, as well as the Mondrian Fund and the Elephant Trust. She has received London Artists' Film and Video Award, the Baloise Prize at Art Basel, the Prix de Rome Film & Video Basisprijsand, the Charlotte Kohler Award and the Breathing Space Award. Five catalogues have been published on Saskia's work.
Saskia's recent solo exhibitions include an Artangel commission in London and shows at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh in Arles, Museum M Leuven in Belgium, Ota Fine Arts in Tokyo and Singapore, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Osram and the Goetz Collection in Munich, and Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Britain, The Hirshhorn museum Washington DC, MOCA San Diego and Art Gallery New South Wales Australia.
She has been invited to give talks and discussions for her Artangel project at the Type Archive London, Tate Britain, Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol and the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. She has served on selection committees for the 2015 East Sussex open, the RCA Metro Prize, Bloomsberg New Contemporaries, and Blink at Gasworks, London.
Publications and research outputs
Olde Wolbers, Saskia. 2017. Pfui – Pish, Pshaw / Prr shown at Offshore: artists explore the sea, Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum. In: "Offshore: artists explore the sea", Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum, United Kingdom, 1 April - 28 August 2017.
Olde Wolbers, Saskia. 2017. Pfui – Pish, Pshaw / Prr shown in Paratoxic Paradoxes, Benaki Museum Athens. In: "Paratoxic Paradoxes", Benaki Museum, Greece, 22 March – 21 May 2017.
Olde Wolbers, Saskia. 2016. Yes, these Eyes are the Windows, various screenings and exhibitions. In: "Yes, these Eyes are the Windows, Art Amsterdam, IDFA", EYE film museum amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015-2016.
Curiger, Bice and Marchand, julia. 2016. Yes, These Eyes Are the Windows at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles. In: "Yes, These Eyes Are the Windows at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles february - september 2016", Arles, France, february 2016- september 2016.
Pettican, anneke; Mojsiewicz, Kristin and Lewis, Chara. 2015. Folds in Time: Artists' Responses to the Temporal and the Uncanny.. In: "Folds in Time: Artists' Responses to the Temporal and the Uncanny.", Freud Museum London, United Kingdom, 4th july 2015.
Olde Wolbers, Saskia. 2014. Unmade, Anne Lindberg & Saskia Olde Wolbers, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, USA. In: "Unmade, Anne Lindberg & Saskia Olde Wolbers", Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, USA, United States, October 10, 2014 through March 22, 2015.
Olde Wolbers, Saskia and UNSPECIFIED
Olde Wolbers, Saskia. 2014. Yes, These Eyes are the Windows, The Artangel installation 2014. In: "Yes, These Eyes are the Windows 2014", Hackford Road London, Artangel, United Kingdom, April / June 2014.
Morris, emma; Watkins, Jonathan and Olde Wolbers, Saskia. 2015. Judging pannel for East Sussex Open, 11 July – 20 September 2015, Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne.